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Gay Adoption Possibility In Puerto Rico

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's government is supporting an effort to overturn a ban on gay adoption in the U.S. island territory. Puerto Rico...

My Family Is Not a 'Second-Best Option'

Adam Pertman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Parents
Adam Pertman

I hadn't known it until just this week, but Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, President Ronald Reagan, singer Marie Osmond, actor Hugh Jackman, journalist Judy Woodruff, basketball great Magic Johnson and I all have something in common: Our families are inferior.

National Organization for Marriage: Adoption Is a "Second-Best" Option

John Becker | Posted 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

John Eastman, chairman of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, shockingly and patronizingly denigrated adoption in an interview with the Associated Press, calling it the "second-best option" for families.

Anti-Gay Leader: Adoption 'Second-Best Option'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices

The leader of a prominent anti-gay organization called Supreme Court Chief John Roberts' decision to adopt children the "second-best option," the AP r...

Anti-Gay Leader: Adoption 'Second-Best Option'

americablog.com | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

It’s already being called the religious right’s “47% video.” ...

Michigan Gay Marriage Ruling Will Wait For SCOTUS, Judge Rules

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

DETROIT -- A judge said Thursday that a lesbian couple seeking to jointly adopt children made a "compelling" case that Michigan's gay marriage ban vio...

Controversy Over Gay Adoption Continues In Puerto Rico

AP | Posted 03.07.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A lesbian whose adoption request was recently denied by Puerto Rico's Supreme Court is appealing the ruling. The woman's par...

Why This Lesbian Couple's Adoption Case Could Be A Gay Marriage Milestone

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.06.2013 | Gay Voices

DETROIT — A lesbian couple's desire to adopt each other's children has grown into a potentially groundbreaking challenge to Michigan's ban on sa...

An Unexpected Benefit For Gay Parents?

YourTango | Michelle Toglia | Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Same-sex couples can get nearly $13K for second-parent adoption, but are still denied other benefits. While legally wed same-sex couples are still ...

WATCH: Waymon Hudson Takes On The 'Gays Are A Threat To Children' Argument

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

The latest episode of Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson focuses on the anti-gay myth that has been blocking LGBT equality progress for decades: the vicious and debunked "Save Our Children" argument that gays are somehow dangerous to children.

Unbelievable Story Of What Happened After A Gay Couple Finds A Baby On NYC Subway

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.01.2013 | Gay Voices

When playwright Peter Mercurio answered the phone 12 years ago, he probably didn't realize the call would change his life. On an August night in 20...

TV Recognizes Modern Families, So Why Won't Governments?

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Marianne Mollmann

I don't watch Modern Family, the primetime sitcom depicting "non-traditional" (e.g., same-sex, interracial and inter-generational) couples. Still, I'm struck by how fast family realities change and how slowly laws and societal perceptions about what's "right" reflect those changes.

How Gay Fathers Helped Two Little Best Friends Become Brothers

Rob Watson | Posted 04.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

Some of those fighting marriage equality want you to believe that there is only one right way to create a family. But families come together in a variety of ways, the best of which is when all the members love each other and deeply desire a lifetime bond. That is what happened in my family.

Ricky Martin Reacts To Gay Adoption Rights Ruling In Puerto Rico

Posted 02.25.2013 | Latino Voices

Singer and gay rights advocate Ricky Martin reacted with indignation after the Puerto Rican Supreme Court issued a ruling denying same-sex couples the...

Puerto Rican Courts Uphold Law Limiting Gay Rights

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 04.22.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's Supreme Court narrowly voted Wednesday to uphold a law banning gay couples from adopting children. The 5-4 vot...

Germany's 'Historic Step' For Gay Couples

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices

BERLIN -- Germany's highest court strengthened gay couples' adoption rights in a ruling Tuesday that the country's justice minister greeted as "a hist...

How This Sonogram Changed Our Life

Jon Summers | Posted 04.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Jon Summers

We were told that of all the families presented to her, this young mother chose us. She said that the baby would be her Christmas gift to us. And attached to that same email was the ultrasound she had done the day before. All I could do was stare.

Great News For France's Gay Community

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS — France's lower house of parliament approved a sweeping bill on Tuesday to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt chil...

Gay And Lesbian Parents Are The 'New Normal' In Quebec

Agence France Presse | Michel Viatteau | Posted 04.11.2013 | Gay Voices

"I would like to have a mother, but I wouldn't want to lose my two dads," says Frida, a radiant six-year-old Canadian girl unaware of the internationa...

Six Degrees Of Savage

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Dan Bucatinsky

Armed with inspiration from Dan Savage's groundbreaking book, my partner Don and I finally mustered the courage to start our own adoption journey. Now, years later, I've chronicled that journey in my own book. Therein lay the extent of my connection to Savage -- or so I thought.

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Give A Gift To COLAGE

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Give A Gift To RaiseAChild.US

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

My Queer Wish List for 2013: 10 Out-of-the-Spotlight Hopes for the New Year

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

As 2012 comes to a close, there is a lot to be thankful for in the LGBT world. But there are plenty of other important issues that receive less attention. Here's my out-of-the-spotlight queer wish list for the New Year.

WATCH: The 9 Wildest Things Fox News Said In 2012

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 12.28.2012 | Media

From Geraldo Rivera's 'hoodie' comment to Megyn Kelly reporting that US farmers were being spied on by drones to Liz Trotta saying women in the milita...

Family Fridays Spotlight: Meet Jack and Johnny's Family

The Huffington Post | Lucette Jefferson | Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from ...